FISW learn from a ‘meister’
As a small school, FISW has the good fortune of knowing each and every student and their families personally. We take great pride in greeting students as they walk through the door each morning, and watching as they progress through grade levels, being individually challenged in creative ways throughout their journey.
Serving approximately 150 students from age three (First Steps) through Grade 5, the Wiesbaden Primary and Elementary Schools create opportunities for building independence and a hunger for exploring deeply into a variety of subjects through the International Baccalaureate's Primary Years Programme (PYP). Outdoor learning is one of FISW's top priorities, and teachers take full advantage of the extensive outdoor learning spaces and nearby forest to teach across all subjects.
Our Primary School students (age 3 through Grade 1) enjoy their own separate space on the Wiesbaden campus, but regularly interact with older students who may serve as mentors during mixed-age learning opportunities – a feature unique to the Wiesbaden campus. When younger students graduate to Elementary School, they move upstairs for Grades 2 through Grade 5. All Wiesbaden campus students benefit from the newly built state-of-the-art ACE (Arts, Creativity and Education) Center, technology hub and library.
"At FIS Wiesbaden, we have all the benefits of a small school, while being supported by a larger one. Our small size allows us to be flexible and nimble, and try many new things. We have a strong connection with every student and community member at our school, which makes us feel like a family."
Primary School Teacher
"The learning experiences students have and the ability to truly follow their passion has never been easier. We can create unique experiences where students learn best, which results in some remarkable learning engagements."
Elementary School Teacher